I know, I know: gift cards & money aren’t the most personal gifts, but sometimes it’s just the way to go. I mean, i’s often hard to come up with just the right gift for some people, especially at the last minute. And, sometimes the right choice really is a gift card.
A restaurant gift card could give an overworked couple a much needed night out (offer your own services as babysitter, and you’ve really got a winner!). A Kindle gift card provides weeks of reading for your favorite bookworm. And the teens? Love nothing more than downloading new music for their iPod.
Make the gift of money & gift cards a little more personal, with these creative presentation ideas.
1. Candy Jar
Tuck a gift card into a jar, along with the recipient’s favorite candy.
Fun & tasty!
2. In Case Of Emergency
This? This “in case of emergency” frame is a fun way to offer cash, and all you need is a dollar store frame — since the recipient will likely take the money out right away. Brilliant!
3. Money Tree
Check it out — money can grow on trees!
I once gave a dozen money roses as a graduation gift, but there are so many other options, and I — for one — am loving the origami money star for Christmas!
5. Paper Envelopes
Choose fun & festive paper prints to create envelopes for your gift cards.
6. Wrist Cuff
This original design was created as a lunch money cuff for a child, but I think it would be perfect for runners too. It’s a simple way to give money, while providing a 2nd gift to use all year long.